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IHRDA decries sale of humans as slaves in Libya

Banjul, 21 November 2017 Following recent media reports on the sale of humans as slaves in Libya, IHRDA expresses dismay at the practice. This practice is in contravention of Article 5 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which stipulates that, “Every individual shall have the right to the respect of the dignity […]

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Communiqué: IHRDA condemns arbitrary arrest of human rights defenders in Tanzania, calls for immediate release

Banjul, 24 October 2017: Following news of the unlawful arrest of thirteen (13) human rights defenders in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, on 17 October 2017, IHRDA condemns the arrest and calls on Tanzanian authorities to release the said detainees. A legal consultation convened by the “Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA)” and “Community Health Services and […]

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IHRDA  reacts to Report of ACHPR’s WGC at 60th OS

Statement by (IHRDA) to the ACHPR at its 60TH Ordinary Session in Niamey, Niger Follow-up on the Implementation of the Commission’s Decision in Communication 292/04, IHRDA / Angola 15 May 2017 In 2008, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights decided on the communication 292/04, IHRDA v Angola. The Commission held that Angola had violated Articles 1, 2, 5, […]

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IHRDA urges ACHPR to improve its protective mandate

Statement by IHRDA to the ACHPR at its 60th Ordinary Session in Niamey, Niger 10 May 2017 Honourable Chairperson and Commissioners of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) congratulates the Commission on its 60th Ordinary Session in this year which marks 30 years of the Commission’s […]

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IHRDA’s Statement on the Annulment of Results of The Gambia’s Presidential Election by Out-going President on 9 December 2016

Banjul, 13 December 2016 On 1 December 2016, Gambians went to the polls and voted in the country’s Presidential Election. On 2 December 2016, the Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of The Gambia announced that the independent candidate Mr Adama Barrow had won the election. The out-going President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeated on […]

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